Your application receives the STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR error flag when an IOCTL call is made

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When you use the IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH I/O control (IOCTL) handler to process an I/O function call by using the METHOD_BUFFERED method, you may experience the following symptoms:
  • You may receive the following error message flag:
    Additionally, the error flag does not report that the task registers are intact.
  • Your application cannot send a DMA protocol command or a DMA QUEUED protocol command.
  • If your application calls ATAPI by using a FlushScatterGatherList for a NON_DMA command, the data buffer is overwritten with zeros.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows XP

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   10-Jan-2004  13:15  5.1.2600.1331      89,344  Atapi.sys

Windows XP 64-Bit Edition

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   13-Feb-2004  18:21  5.1.2600.1345     316,800  Atapi.sys
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 836618 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 06:18:07 - Revision: 3.1

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002, Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003

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